Power TV Transmitter to telecast area specific programmes as Site Continuity station. Indian Space Research Organisation which was conducting the experiment of the direct reception of TV Signals via satellite under SITE scheme, handed over its community viewing scheme to Doordarshan Kendra in the year 1977 which was subsequently transferred to M.P.Govt.on 31.3.84.
The Kendra used to telecast 2 hrs.of programmes recorded at New Delhi. With effect from 1.6.1985. Programmes were recorded at DDK, Raipur via satellite and played back later as per schedule. With effect from 1.6.1987 this Kendra started relaying the entire programs of DDK Delhi via satellite. On receipt of ENG equipments this Kendra started telecasting a weekly programme from 7.4.1989 for thirty minutes duration. Name of the programme was “Navrang” Gradually the duration and days of telecast from the Kendra increased.
DDK Raipur has become a Capital Station. With the inauguration of Earth Station and Regional News Unit on 20/09/2002 this Kendra started originating its Regional transmission. At present this Kendra originates and telecasts programmes for 4.00 hrs. between 1600hrs.and 2000 hrs for 6 days in a week i.e.Monday to Saturday and 90 minutes of programmes on Saturdays and Sundays from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm. Out of 4.00 hours of transmission 30minutes programmes are for Agriculture and allied subjects entitled “Bhuiyan Ke Goth”, 30minutes of Thematic Agriculture programmes for Mass media support for Agriculture extension entitled “Krishi Darshan”.
This Kendra also produces and telecasts Kalyani Programme of DCD of Directorate. The Fixed Point chart of the Kendra comprises of programme for almost all the sections of the people and as such telecasts Children’s programme, Youth Programme, Women’s programme , Sports programme, Literary programmes in addition to the regular serials, Dramas, Tele-films etc.
The New 10 KW BEL Mark II Transmitter (VHF#5) for National Service was commissioned for regular programme w.e.f.4.6.1990. A new 10 KW fully Solid State Thomcast T V Transmitter (VHF#7) was installed and put into service w.e.f.15th August 1999. Presently, both the Transmitters (DD-I & DD-News) are found to be working satisfactorily.
The present studio is fully equipped with two nos.of Digital Cameras, Switcher, cool lights etc. Facility for video transfer over ISDN line – Vidilink system has been provided between DDK Raipur and Jagdalpur for receiving Video clips over ISDN line.